Friday, August 7, 2015

An Edmonton Wedding

Back in July we headed out to Edmonton for four days to attend our friends' wedding. I didn't take many photos but here are a few from our trip.
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♥elycia

Thursday, August 6, 2015

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a...planet!

I love all things space. The universe totally blows my mind anytime I think about it. Back in the end of June/beginning of July I was driving home and I saw two really bright lights in the sky. They were way too bright to be stars so I was wondering what they were. I meant to look it up online when I got home but I forgot. I saw them again the next night and asked my friend if she knew what they were. It was Venus and Jupiter! So cool! The next night I snapped a few photos.
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So cool!

And, just for fun, here are some cool space themed items I wouldn't mind owning. I really miss online window shopping.
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Need Some Space Top :: Hip Dipper Earrings :: The Big Sipper Mug :: When The Planets A-Dine Plate Set :: Never Phased Top

♥elycia

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Canada Day 2015 Fireworks

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For Canada Day this year we met our friends at a neighbourhood event that had bouncy castles, bubbles, face painting and all kinds of other fun things including fireworks. Milo loved the fireworks and I tried snapping a few photos of them. They aren't spectacular but I think they are kind of neat to look at.

♥elycia

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Milo's 2nd Birthday

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I still can't believe that Milo is two. We had a little family party for him the day before his birthday. I made some cool decorations like rainbow poof balls and garden stakes painted like crayons and then didn't get any good photos of them so here are just a few from the day.

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On Milo's actual birthday (which fell on Father's Day this year) we went to the Steam and Technology Museum. It was free for Father's Day and we got to ride a little train which made Milo's Day. We also listened to a little talk about how the building used to supply water to all of Hamilton and when the lady was talking about steam Milo said, "Steam! Yeah, steam!"

♥elycia

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Photos :: 4th Anniversary

Every year on our wedding anniversary (June 25th), Ivan and I go to the spot where we got our wedding photos taken and take some anniversary photos. They are really fun to look back on.
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♥elycia

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Photos :: Blanket Fort

Just two quick photos so that I can remember our first blanket fort.
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These photos also make me think about the fact that Milo has been wearing his pyjamas a lot lately. He's been in a phase where he doesn't like to get dressed. For a long time now Milo has been particular about what he wears but for the past few months he gets extremely upset if the wrong thing is offered. Things are easing up a little and he's not having meltdowns if I offer the wrong shirt or pants but a lot of days he ends up only half dressed because he is just really into whatever pyjama shirt he wore the night before. As long as I'm in the right frame of mind about it instead of trying to force the issue things go pretty well. I'm relearning lessons on not always getting my way and not overreacting about little things. For me, being a parent is definitely the biggest learning experience and the biggest character builder. I am constantely evaluating how things went and figuring out what I could do differently next time to make the situation better. I think that's all we can do, really. Being a parent is really hard but I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything.

♥elycia

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Photos :: Farm Sanctuary 2015

Two weekends ago we took a trip to Watkins Glen, NY with our friends (and Milo's bff) to visit Farm Sanctuary. Everyone there was so nice and seemed to really love being there and taking care of the animals. Petting cows, pigs and goats was pretty much the sweetest thing ever and I almost cried so many times. It was a special weekend because they were celebrating all of the animals' birthdays which meant cake, ice cream and a bouncy house...major bonus. Here are a few photos from our trip.
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We had such a great day and I would be totally ok with living there myself if that's an option.

♥elycia

Friday, June 12, 2015

Photos :: Family Flashback

I just really wanted to document some photos of Milo with Ivan and I. I'm sure there will be more of these posts in the future as I come across more photos.
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Can you tell that Milo loves to wear helmets?

♥elycia

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Flashback :: Succulents

I accidentally learned that you could propagate succulents when I got mad at one of mine for growing too big and silly looking for my terrarium. I put it in a bowl in a dark cupboard for a few months and once in a while I would squeeze some water from a rag onto it if I was feeling bad about holding it prisoner in there. One day I noticed that little babies were sprouting from it all over the place. I had no idea this was a thing at the time and just decided to cut them off and plant them in some soil. I have since done some reading on propagating succulents and it's so neat! Here are just a few older photos of some of my plants, and some of those babies, that I wanted to post so that I can see how much they grow.
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We don't get the best light at all times of the day so they are all pretty leggy already. I recently put some outside for the summer. I'll have to take some photos of them soon.

♥elycia

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Flashback :: Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale 2015

I guess it was a couple months ago now that Hamilton participated in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. We met Milo's best friend, and of course her parents who are our friends, for some super delicious treats. Seriously, everything was amazing. I have very high cupcake standards and these ones blew me away. If I'm remembering correctly the lemon and the halva cupcakes were my favourite. Also, that raw cheesecake...yum. This was actually a really bad idea to share these photos because now I'm in the mood for all of these treats. 
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After we got our goodies, Milo and his bff had a sticker party on the side of the street.

♥elycia